CQC wants people to speak up about care for older people
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care services in England. It makes sure health and social care services – including GP surgeries, hospitals, and care homes – provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourages care services to improve.
CQC produces reports to help people choose care. In most cases, these include ratings.
In CQC’s poll of 2000 adults in England, only 8% of people aged 65 and over say they are likely to make a formal complaint about a health or social care service. In comparison, more than double (21%) of the general adult population say they are likely to make a formal complaint.
CQC’s Worked Up? Speak Up campaign asks older people to speak up and share their experiences of care. By providing CQC with feedback, confidentially if you wish, you will help improve the overall quality of care in England. Your feedback could help CQC prevent poor care and abuse happening to others in the future.
How to speak up: To share your experiences with CQC visit www.cqc.org.uk or call on 03000 616161.
For more information about the Worked Up? Speak Up Campaign visit http://www.cqc.org.uk/careforolderpeople.
Download graphics and a poster: If you want to create your own social media post or print posters visit our downloads page www.cqc.org.uk/careforolderpeopleresources